Thursday, 12 June 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 12 June 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business this morning is a debate on motion S2M-124, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on Europe.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. You will recall that yesterday afternoon I raised the question of the inquiry into the Holyrood building project and I tried to amend parliamentary...
To ask the Scottish Executive what problems it has identified regarding the provision of hospital care services as a consequence of the reduction in junior doctors' hours to 56 and what further...
To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to the organisation Combat Stress. (S2O-147)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase the recruitment and retention of radiographers and oncologists in the Greater Glasgow NHS Board area. (S2O-189)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote sport in schools. (S2O-187)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting men's health week from 9 June to 15 June 2003. (S2O-183)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will advise the Scottish Agricultural College to publish in full the Deloitte & Touche report on the college and the farm appraisal options for the...
To ask the Scottish Executive how many objections were received in the recent consultation on the M74 northern extension. (S2O-168)
To ask the Scottish Executive how the genetic modification national public debate is being conducted in Scotland and what role the Executive is playing in that debate. (S2O-169)
To ask the Scottish Executive what intermediate and long-term financial aid it plans to make available to assist with the current situation in the fishing industry in north-east Fife. (S2O-152)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the effectiveness of visitscotland.com. (S2O-134)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is with regard to indiscipline in schools. (S2O-145)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths have been caused since 1999 by (a) lung cancer, (b) road traffic incidents and (c) amnesic shellfish poisoning. (S2O-138)
To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-67)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland—assuming that there still is one—and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-66)
To ask the First Minister what action has been taken to assist the preparedness of public and private sector organisations in Scotland for adoption of the European single currency. (S2F-79)
To ask the First Minister what arrangements are being put in place to recruit and appoint a new chief executive of Scottish Enterprise. (S2F-65)
To ask the First Minister what progress is being made regarding an investigation into the Holyrood building project. (S2F-78)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-130, in the name of Nicol Stephen, on investing in public transport. Members will appreciate that we are starting 10 minutes late. I would be...
The next item of business is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion. I ask Patricia Ferguson to speak to and move motion S2M-127, on the deputy convener of the Subordinate Legislation...
At present, there are eight questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-124.4, in the name of Tavish Scott, which seeks to amendment motion...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-34, in the name of Shona Robison, on the closure of animal welfare centres. Motion debated, That the Parliament is concerned...
The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.